SAN ANTONIO -

A 19-year-old man faces charges in connection with the theft of more than a dozen bottles of expensive cologne, and San Antonio police said his arrest is due, in part, to a trap set by the victim.

John Norton was formally charged with theft on Tuesday.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that a 35-year-old man reported a burglary at his home in November.

The affidavit stated that the victim told police someone had stolen two large-screen televisions, a video game console and cartridges and 15-20 bottles of expensive cologne.

The victim told police he works as a DJ and had been given some very distinct brands of colognes as payment for a job he did at a department store, the affidavit stated.

The man also told police that Norton had recently been a guest in his home and was aware that he would be out of town during the time that the burglary occurred, the affidavit stated.

A few days after the burglary, detectives said that the victim told them about a plan that he had devised to locate his stolen property. 

The affidavit stated that the man had a friend call Norton on his cellphone, posing as someone who was interested in purchasing the stolen cologne.

Detectives went with the friend to a home in the 4200 block of Bunker Hill and found Norton along with the victim’s stolen cologne, worth more than $1,500, the affidavit stated.

They said Norton also had as many as 40 other bottles of cologne in his possession which did not belong to that victim, the affidavit stated.

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